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Public Notice Of The Councillors’ Allowances Scheme For Portsmouth City Council

PO1 2ALPUBLISHED: 31/12/22
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF THE COUNCILLORS’ ALLOWANCES SCHEME FOR
PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL
Local Authorities Members' Allowances Regulations, 2003 (s. 16)

The authority has complied with Regulation 19 in the making of this scheme.

The scheme

The basic allowance from April 1 2022 to 31 March 2023 is £12,368 per year. In addition, the special responsibility allowance (SRA) is payable for the following positions based on the listed multiples of the basic allowance as set out below.

The scheme provides for the payment of: basic allowance, special responsibility allowances, Carers’ allowance claimable at an hourly rate and set at the Living Wage Foundation's real living wage rate (currently £10.90) and; travel allowance for official duties linked to the recommended HMRC rates.

Only one special responsibility allowance (SRA) is payable, whichever the greater.
Role
Multiple of basic allowance
SRA
Leader
1.8
£22,262
Cabinet member
0.7
£8,658
Leader of the main opposition group
0.6
£7,421
Other group leader
(5 or more members)
0.3
£3,710
Other group leader
(2 to 4 members)
0.2
£2,474
Chair of a regulatory committee
0.35
£4,329
Chair of a scrutiny panel
0.25
£3,092
Shadow Cabinet Spokesperson
0.1
£1,237
Lord Mayor
0.7
£8,658
Deputy Lord Mayor
0.1
£1,237

The basic allowance is index-linked to any annual pay adjustment that may be awarded to local government officers and does not constitute as an amendment to this scheme.

Copies of the scheme and copies of the record of payments are kept in accordance with regulation 15(1) and (2) are available at Portsmouth City Council, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, for inspection by members of the public. Portsmouth Civic Offices are open Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm. The authority reserves the right in accordance with regulation 21 to charge for copies.

David Williams
Chief Executive
Portsmouth City Council
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
Portsmouth, PO1 2AL

How long will it take?

Planned start

31-Dec-2022

Estimated end

28-Jan-2023


Open to feedback

From

31-Dec-2022

To

29-Jan-2023

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